1997: Knights v Sea Eagles – Knights to Remember


It was a Cinderella finish for the Newcastle side, fighting their way back from 10-0 and 16-8 down to steal the premiership from the Silvertail’s claws.

A battle of the front rowers between Mark ‘Spud’ Carroll and Paul ‘Chief’ Harrigon was on display for all to see, but one of the most decisive moments in the game was when inspirational Manly skipper Geoff Toovey suffered a head knock just 13 minutes into the contest and was taken off.

With the score at 16-all and just seconds on the clock, Andrew Johns unexpectedly snuck down the blind-side before sneaking a pass away to Knights winger Darren Albert, who planted the ball under the sticks to give the Novocastrians their first taste of premiership success.

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